Leeke Academy

1627 Aliceanna Street, is a rare eighteenth century wooden house, built in 1797 and once home to "The Academy" run by schoolmaster Nicholas Leeke. Leeke's daughter, Mary, married a young sea captain, Henry Dashiell, who was a privateer in the War of 1812 and lived in a mansion at Aliceanna Street and Broadway. The Preservation Society of Fells Point and Federal Hill was deeded this and other historic properties by the Dashiell sisters, great-great granddaughters of Nicholas Leeke, when the City of Baltimore issued a "rehab or raze" order on the properties in 2006.

Thankfully, after three years of blood, sweat, tears, and many volunteer hours, the once-derelict wooden house at 1627 Aliceanna Street is rehabilitated and now reoccupied as a family home.

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Detail, 1627 Aliceanna Street (2012)

Detail, 1627 Aliceanna Street (2012)

Entrance to 1627 Aliceanna Street. | Source: Baltimore Heritage | Creator: Kurt Waters View File Details Page

1627 Aliceanna Street (2012)

1627 Aliceanna Street (2012)

Exterior view of 1627 Aliceanna Street. | Source: Baltimore Heritage | Creator: Kurt Waters View File Details Page

Access Information:

Private residence

Street Address:

1627 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 [map]

Cite this Page:

Preservation Society of Fell's Point and Federal Hill, “Leeke Academy,” Explore Baltimore Heritage, accessed May 24, 2017, http://explore.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/144.

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